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Conkerr Cancer Pillowcase

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My friend, Amy, and I have been teaching a sewing class for the elementary-aged kids at church over the past three weeks.  This week they will finish making their very own pillowcases and also have the opportunity to make a second case to donate to the Conkerr Cancer Pillowcase Program at a local hospital.  I made a pillowcase today to donate to a student of mine who is in the hospital with cancer.  It was really easy to make using the "roll-up" method.  Here's how it's done.

Pre-step - wash all fabric before cutting/sewing
Step 1 - Cut main fabric to 41" x 27" and iron
Step 2 - Cut accent (cuff) fabric to 41" x 10" and iron














I finished off the case with French seams on the side and bottom to keep all the raw edges enclosed. (Here is a great tutorial on how to do a French seem by Coletterie.)  But, you can can simply sew the right sides together and serge, zigzag stitch, or trim/press the edges.  From start to finish it took me less than an hour, a…

RDS Recital 2012

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Today was our 3rd Robin's Dance Studio recital (Chloe's 6th recital and Bradley's 3rd).  I had to do the mother/son dance with Bradley since I kinda sorta forced Mike to dance with Chloe last year.  Not too much foresight there, huh? But, the kids all did great and much fun was had by all. 

Bluebonnets 2012

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This year we brought the Cousins along for our annual Texas Bluebonnet pictures.  





No more curls

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Bradley has always had long, curly hair and he's always been proud of it.  But, lately some rotten boys at school have been teasing him, so he has been begging me for a hair cut.  Today, I finally gave in and only cried a tiny bit as he got his first real haircut.  He is an absolute doll, but it's going to take me a while to get used to his new look.


Meet Rosie

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Turns out Rocky was lonely.  So, at Repticon (really) Chloe chose a little friend for him - Rosie. She was born in October and is a Tequila corn snake.  Let's just hope they remain a family of only two.


Meet Rocky

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We are now the proud owners of a new pet - Rocky, the baby corn snake.  He will get to be about 5 feet long, live for 20 years, and eat mice.  He will live in my daughter's room and she could not be happier.  Anyone want to come over and play?


Cookies!

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Here's Chloe with her cookies all ready for delivery Still need to order? Give us a call! :)
Huge thanks to everyone who ordered! We'll see you soon!